Vera Lytochenko

Sheltering from bombs, Ukraine’s ‘cellar violinist’ plays on

Sheltering from bombs, Ukraine’s ‘cellar violinist’ plays on

  • Vera Lytovchenko has become an internet icon of resilience as images of the concert violinist playing in the basement bomb shelter have inspired an international audience via social media
  • A week into their basement huddle, Lytovchenko decided to try to lift the spirits of her cellar mates by holding small concerts.
By AP ·